125th Street BID
360 West 125th Street, #11
New York, New York 10027

In This Issue:


-Promotional Video  


-Black History Month 


-This Week in Harlem 







-Sanitation & Street Maintenance  


-Illegal Dumping 

-311 Reports 

-Posting Violations 



-Public Safety


-Retail Updates


-Harlem  News  


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promovid125th Street BID Promotional Video 


Be among the first to view the trailer for the 125th Street BID's video project, which is designed to be a marketing and fundraising tool.


Narrated by Vy Higginsen of Mama, I Want to Sing

Produced by Curtis Sherrod/H2C2 for the 125th Street BID

Full Video Coming Soon 

blackhistoryHarlem Celebrates Black History Month 


Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The celebration originated with "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans.

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

Click here for information and resources on Black History in Harlem, and celebrate by attending a Black History Month event in Harlem!


thisweekThis Week in Harlem 
  • NYC Comptroller John C. Liu is presenting his address on the state of the city on February 16, 2012. The event will take place at the City College of New York at 10:00am on Thursday, Feb 16th.
  • NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn will give her address on the state of the city on Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 . The event will take place at 12:00pm. Doors Open at 11am. Location: Council Chamber at City Hall.
  • H2C2 (Hip Hop Culture Center) has closed its 125th Street location. Click here for more information.    
 dma2District Management Association 


The 125th Street BID's second full Board Meeting of FY 2011-2012, held on January 25th, 2012, was very successful. We reviewed the BID's activities of the past quarter and discussed future initiatives.    


The 125th Street BID would like to welcome two new board members: 

  • Adaku Aharanwa replaces Tchiyuka Cornelius as the BID's representative for NYC Comptroller John Liu. Special thanks to Mr. Cornelius, who has moved into working with the contracts department with the Comptroller's office, for his participation. While serving on the 125th Street BID board, he was a member of the Finance Committee.
  • Nina Saxon is the new representative for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, replacing Anthonine Pierre.  

BID Tax Assessment Increase: 

On January 18th, 2012 at 10:00am, the public hearing for the BID's request for an assessment increase was held. The BID's request was granted and an increase of 9% to be received over a period of 3 years (3% increase each year) is now approved.  Special thanks to Councilmember Inez Dickens and her staff for their support in this process! 


springboardSpringboard: Automated Footfall Counting Services

Counts are collected hourly, 24/7 and are delivered online to the BID on a daily basis. Springboard technology enables us to see which days of the week, and even which hours of the day, are the busiest. For more information on Springboard, visit http://www.spring-board.info/.

Pedestrian counts for month of January, 2012:
Corner of 125th Street & Frederick Douglass Boulevard

The total customer count for the Month of January, 2012 is 591,492.

The highest aggregate hourly customer count was achieved on Tuesdays at 12pm:

The highest aggregate daily customer count for the month was achieved on Tuesdays. The aggregate count for Tuesdays was 103,300, which was 5,516 more than any other day during that Month.

The total customer count for the Month of January, 2012 changed by 210,572 from the previous Month.  Total count for portfolio as a whole changed 55.28%.*

*Note: Springboard cameras were down for the first two weeks of December 2011, and were not recording data.
sanstreetmaintSanitation and Street Maintenance

sanfocusJanuary Sanitation Focus: Trash receptacle cleaning; scrubbing and disinfecting of corners; and removal of graffiti from street furniture with touch-up painting

dumpIllegal Dumping   

The President and the Director of Operations of the 125th Street BID conducted a walking tour of the area in an effort to identify businesses that may be illegally dumping. The walking tour was productive; each business approached agreed to monitor the illegal dumping situations at their establishments.          


three11reports311 Reports  
The BID submits service requests via 311. During the month of January, the BID reported exposed wires on a lamp pole, two dangling Parking signs, and two blocked catch basins. All conditions have been repaired.


postingPosting Violations    

The BID Sanitation Team removes handbills, posters, notices, signs, and advertisements on any curb, sidewalk, gutter, tree, lamppost, telephone pole, public garbage bin, or any other public item in the district. During the month of January, the BID Sanitation Team removed approximately sixty-five flyers that were illegally posted in the district.

PublicSafety Public Safety


Throughout the month of January, the BID Public Safety Ambassadors responded to two shoplifting incidents and one case of attempted robbery of a pedestrian. In each case, the BID Public Safety Ambassadors notified the appropriate authorities.

OpeningsClosings Retail Updates


Store Openings:   

  • Eden Furniture Store - 114 West 125th Street 
Store Closings:
  • Olympic Town - 114 West 125th Street 
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